Greenland’s glaciers are melting five times faster than the past rate
The temperature of the glacier is increasing, the ice is melting due to the curse of global warming. Recent statistics are even more alarming.
Glaciers are shrinking by 25 meters per year. Even 20 years ago this figure was 5 to 6 meters, the rate has increased fivefold in the last two decades. The only reason is global warming.
According to researchers at the University of Copenhagen, glaciers are melting worldwide due to warming and pollution. But we have no idea about the melting rate. And this is where expert research is needed, which has raised concerns as it comes to light.
However, Greenland is of particular concern. If the huge ice sheets in the region melted completely, sea levels would rise by at least 20 feet (6 meters). There are at least 22,000 glaciers in the Greenland area.
Anders Anker Bjork, assistant professor of natural science management and geology at the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Geology, examined melting rates and said, “There is a relationship between various geo-natural changes and the increase in temperature. I am experiencing first-hand all of these changes. The rate of melting of glaciers is
Jørgen Eivind Olesen, director of the Climate Institute at Aarhus University, argues, “While we cannot completely prevent the melting, we can still take measures to reduce it. To achieve that, we must significantly decrease the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.”
Incidentally, from 2006 to 2018, sea levels rose at least 17.3 percent due to the melting of the Greenland ice sheet. And due to the melting of glaciers, it has raised the sea level by 21 percent.